Geographic Information Science (GIS) Minor (Non-Teaching)

The GIS (Geographic Information Science) Minor in the Department of Earth Sciences recognizes the growing importance of Geographic Information Systems and Science in our society and how these analytic tools are used in a wide variety of disciplines.  The GIS Minor takes advantage of excellent GIS facilities, lab space, expertise, and software available on campus and allows students to learn in an active hands-on environment.  The GIS Minor is rooted in a core of 5 courses that include concepts in cartography, spatial data principles, spatial data modeling, spatial analysis/synthesis/modeling, GPS mapping, and remote sensing.  Focused electives allow students to explore topics in related disciplines including statistics, surveying,  and computer aided design.

Not Available to Geography Majors

GPHY 284 Intro to GIS Science & Cartog 3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 484RApplied GIS & Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping3
Take ONE of the following:3
Remote Sensing
Applied Remote Sensing
Take ONE of the following:3
Introduction to Statistics
Intermediate Statistics with Introduction to Statistical Computing
Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
Take TWO or THREE of the following:4 or 5
Intro to Surveying for Engineers
Statistical Computing and Graphical Analysis
Data Curation for a Data-Driven World
Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Database Systems
Analytic Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Independent Study
Total Credits22 or 23

Note: A C- minimum is required in all curriculum courses to graduate by Regents' policy. This includes electives in the curriculum.